Final Vinyl 2010
Installation by Friso Witteveen, 2010, WStudio, Amsterdam.
45 x 45 x 200 cm., speed 1 revolution[s] per minute [rpm],
vinyl records, Philips 212 Electronic Turntable, concrete, steel.
Final Vinyl is an ode to the groovy vinyl and the nowadays vinyl revival.
In the 90s record companies deleted many vinyl titles from production &
distribution, undermining the availability of the format, leading to the
closure of pressing plants. This rapid decline in the availability of vinyl
accelerated the format’s decline in popularity, and is seen as a deliberate
ploy to make consumers switch to CDs, which were more profitable for the
Final Vinyl is realized with special thanks to Bjorn at Concerto Amsterdam,
Kees Bierma and Wilbert van Dorp.
Inspired by far more than just one phrase, but could not do without….
‘And I still have that record of Little Anthony and the Imperials
But someone stole my record player, now how do you like that?…’
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis, Blue Valentine,
written by Tom Waits, publ. by Fifth Floor Music Inc., © 1978.
Final Vinyl | © 2010 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands